(LifeSiteNews) — Bishop Joseph Strickland has shared a Canadian priest’s video imploring bishops to transmit the teachings of the Church to the lay faithful, instead of leaving the job to lay YouTubers.
In a Twitter post on Sunday evening, the Bishop of Tyler, Texas shared Fr. Mark Goring’s recent video entitled “Dear Bishops: We Need Clarity!”
“Once again Fr Goring nails it,” said Strickland. “We need a chorus of bishops proclaiming the truth of our Catholic Faith & refuting the false teachings that so many are putting forth.”
Once again Fr Goring nails it. We need a chorus of bishops proclaiming the truth of our Catholic Faith & refuting the false teachings that so many are putting forth…Dear Bishops: WE NEED CLARITY! – Fr. Mark Goring, CC https://t.co/ukSNcQ51OY via @YouTube
— Bishop J. Strickland (@Bishopoftyler) September 19, 2022
In his video, Fr. Goring called out the leaders of the Church in Germany for their heresy. He reported that, back in April, more than seventy bishops had signed a Fraternal Open Letter to the German bishops, begging them to remain faithful to the teachings of the Church.
Since then, the number of bishops and cardinals who have signed the document has increased. They signed the document, “imploring the German Catholic bishops to remain faithful to their promise to uphold the Deposit of the Catholic Faith.”
Bishop Joseph Strickland, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Fr. James Altman, and two dozen more faithful Catholic priests & scholars are publicly calling out Pope Francis for his outrageous, dangerous, and heretical teaching concerning reception of Holy Communion.
Pope Francis stated that "faith" is the only requirement for those who wish to receive Holy Communion in his June 29 Apostolic Letter on the liturgy, Desiderio desideravi.
This statement is dangerous because:
- The Council of Trent explicitly anathematized those who make this claim calling it 'heresy'
- Pope Francis omitted the essential step of repentance for sin to worthily receive the Eucharist.
- Pope Francis is thereby allowing the faithful to eat and drink condemnation on themselves, should they receive Holy Communion unworthily
- Pope Francis is supporting moral relativism, eradicating the clear distinction between good and evil
- Pope Francis is eradicating the need for the Sacrament of Confession
- Pope Francis is damaging the teaching office of the Church by sowing doubt and division among faithful Catholics
But there is a way to stop Pope Francis' modernist attack and defend the true Catholic teaching on Holy Communion.
Catholics everywhere must renounce Pope Francis' heresy and uphold the truth: only Baptized Catholics in the state of grace, and therefore free of mortal sin, can receive Holy Communion*.
For those in mortal sin, repentance and absolution must first be sought in the Sacrament of Confession before receiving the Eucharist*.
Pope Francis' statement would mislead many souls, which is why we need your help today to stand with Bishop Strickland, Fr. Altman, Bishop Schneider, and more.
TELL POPE FRANCIS: HOLY COMMUNION CAN ONLY BE RECEIVED IN THE STATE OF GRACE!
The growing list of faithful Catholics who are standing for the truth and bravely resisting Pope Francis' attempt to dilute the Church's moral authority is only growing. This is great news, but the news can't simply stop with you.
You must join the growing list of supporters to but a STOP to Pope Francis' heresy.
WATCH: LifeSiteNews' co-CEO and Editor-in-Chief, John-Henry Westen, fully breaks down the growing list of faithful Catholics choosing to resist Pope Francis' attack on the faith.
Stand with these faithful Catholics: Bishop Joseph E. Strickland, Bishop André Gracida, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Bishop Robert Mutsaerts, Father Gerald E. Murray, Father James Altman, Father John Lovell, Professor Claudio Pierantoni, Dr. John Lamont, Dr. Peter Kwasniewski, Professor Anna Silvas, Dr. Anthony Esolen, Professor John Rist, Professor Paolo Pasqualucci, Julia Meloni, George Neumayr, and LifeSite’s John-Henry Westen.
*However, if a Catholic is unable to attend Confession but has a grave reason for receiving the Eucharist (such as a priest who may be required to celebrate Mass at a given time but who is unable to go to Confession), such a person must be confident to the best of his ability that he have perfect contrition for any mortal sins that he may have committed before receiving Holy Communion in an exceptional situation.
Goring also reported that the German Synod, which began in 2019 and ends in 2023, has come up with certain statements that “totally go against the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ, the teachings of the Catholic Church.” He said that it is concerning that there has lately been an increase in “odd statements” that are not “biblically orthodox” made by some leaders in the Church.
“They’re not Catholic,” Goring declared.
“It’s almost like, for some leaders in the Church, it’s kind of trendy to get into what they call an eloquent ambiguity,” he said. “Kind of confusing. Kind of like the devil.”
“These leaders, they need to stop doing this at this time when there is so much confusion.”
Goring explained that it is the job of the leaders of the Church to provide clarity, not confusion, to the faithful. He reminded them that their croziers symbolize the shepherd who drives away the wolves, and so that is what they must do for the Catholic faithful.
“And so please, stick with the teaching of the Lord Jesus Christ,” he begged. “Defend the deposit of the faith. Stick with biblical orthodoxy. We need clarity.”
“We’re imploring you,” he continued. “Don’t leave the defending of the Catholic faith to a few courageous bishops and a few lay men and women on YouTube!”